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Small Retro Side Table – SOLD

7 Aug

Retro metal & perspex side table

Retro metal & perspex side table

This has to be one of the coolest side tables that I’ve ever seen! It’s not the biggest table, or the best quality, but those perspex cut-outs just make it! Whoever put this together had a great eye! The metal legs are slightly corroded (they could probably just do with a lick of paint), and the plastic edging is a bit worse for wear, but none of that is that noticeable next to that crazy geometric table top! Absolutely bloody fantastic!

Dimensions: 40cm tall x 31.5cm in diameter

Price: R320

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Enamel Lockers – SOLD

24 Jul

Pair of enamel lockers

Pair of enamel lockers

I can’t remember the last time I saw a set of enamel lockers! I bought this pair from some friends of mine who were sadly leaving Durbs – they used them as extra storage in their lounge-cum-TV room – with a little boy in the house they were the perfect place to stash unsightly toys when visitors popped round! But you can use them for anything really – depending on your decor they could potentially work really well as bedroom cupboards, but I suppose aesthetically they might be better suited to a kitchen or bathroom – just think how organised your towels and toiletries would be with all that space!

A great looking pair that will provide loads of vertical storage.

Note: The enamel is quite scratched in places, and the metal surround on the one lock is damaged.

Dimensions: 193.5cm tall x 45.5cm wide x 43cm deep

Price: R950 each

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Retro Vinyl Swivel Chairs – SOLD

26 Jun

Set of 4 vinyl swivel chairs

Set of 4 vinyl swivel chairs

I think that these vinyl swivel chairs date to the 1960s, and would originally have been used as dining room chairs around a round table. If you have the perfect retro table, then these would look great, otherwise I think that they’re probably better suited as desk chairs for a home office. The vinyl is original, but is a bit tired looking in places – although not bad enough that the chairs needs recovering. The metal legs are quite corroded, but are still very sturdy so there’re no structural issues, plus with the legs being painted black you don’t notice the wear too much.

A great set of chairs with wonderful retro style – I’d be very happy to have one of these chairs tucked under my desk!

Note: We’ve had to cut away the fabric under the chairs as it had deteriorated too much (see pics under ‘more’).

Dimensions: Each chair measures  42cm wide x 38cm deep x 80cm tall

Price: R600 each/R2200 for the four

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Retro Sideboard – SOLD

23 Jun

Retro sideboard

Retro sideboard

I think that when it was made this sideboard was probably a very stylish and well put together piece! It still has great style, but there’s a bit of wear to the veneer, and the unusual design of the legs means that they’ve taken a bit of a beating over the years. But in terms of value for money, it’s a real winner! It has a cocktail shelf, two handy drawers and enough room for loads of crockery and glassware – in fact it’s quite a spacious piece of furniture – and good looking! The top of the sideboard has a few marks, but accessorise it with some great photo frames and a pot plant or two and the wear and tear will barely be noticeable!

Dimensions: 1.83m wide x 80cm tall x 46cm deep

Price: R1900

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Palm Stand and Milk Stool – SOLD

12 Jun

Palm stand & 'dipped' milk stool

Palm stand & ‘dipped’ milk stool

I know some people might find them quite old fashioned, but I’ve always loved palm stands! I don’t really have the space for one in our current home, but I used to stay in a really beautiful manor house that had been converted into apartments, and my palm stand fitted in perfectly there! In fact this tall painted palm stand is from my old home! I’ve given it a lick of paint because it was a bit tired looking, but it’s never going to be perfect. That being said it’s still in good enough nick to hold your pot plant, and on the plus-side you won’t need to be too precious when you’re watering your plant!

I bought the milk stool with the legs already dipped – I thought it looked so sweet! It takes something quite ordinary onto another level, and while this affect might be a bit faddish, I still think it makes the stool pop – doesn’t it look great with the orange pot plant (a gift from my most lovely friend, Caryn Tilbury – thank you sweet lady!).

Dimensions: Palm stand – 106cm tall x 24cm in diameter (across top); Milk stool – 57cm tall x 28cm in diameter (across top)

Prices: Palm stand – R350; Milk stool – R260

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1950s Sideboard-Cum-Display Cabinet – SOLD

12 May

1950s Sideboard-cum-display cabinet

1950s Sideboard-cum-display cabinet

I can’t seem to find a makers mark on this fabulous retro sideboard, but the name on the lock is for a Canadian manufacturer, so I’d assume that this piece is either from neighboring America, or Canada itself. And in terms of age, I’d guess that it dates to the 1950s – it could be a bit later, but I don’t think so. The colour of the veneer, the curved glass and the patterned vinyl all seem very ’50s to me. I love the style of the piece, but in particular it’s that curved wall of patterned vinyl that I really, really like! Isn’t it just so cool?! There’s a fair amount of wear both to the veneer, and the areas of solid wood, but given it’s age I think it’s doing pretty well!

An unusual and very attractive sideboard that would be the perfect showcase for your collection of Murano ashtrays or retro highball glasses.

Dimensions: 1.37m wide x 41cm deep x 88cm tall

Price: R1500

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